Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Huong N.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to explore security features encountered while browsing the Internet, and to test people's knowledge of them. We chose this subject due to security issues of online commerce. Our research yielded that encryption based on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) was most widely used. A survey, administered to college students, found that only half were well informed. This leaves a large population to be educated in order to feel comfortable engaging in online commerce.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

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